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(21:20:19) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:20) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:21) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:47) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stares at the main viewer from the helm, watching the IR red glow of the station rising above the planet as they approach ::
(21:22:20) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: stares at the main viewer also, from the command chair ::
(21:22:21) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Commander... in your professional opinion, do we aboslutely need to do anything about that station?
(21:22:38) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: What do you mean?
(21:23:05) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: We are out of range of their weapons, and it is not like they can chase us.
(21:23:35) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::is treating the patients being rushed in::
(21:24:11) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: shakes his head :: I wouldn't say so, no.
(21:24:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stares through the smoke into the doorway, his HUD giving no reading of any people. Eventually, they're going to have to come in... or he's going to have to start sending troops. He thinks a moment and considers Kuari and Randen by her side, now several meters away from the door, but still closer than he would like any unconscious soldier to be ::
(21:25:34) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Would they have reinforcements to send to the surface facility?
(21:25:51) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Can sense in the background of his mind, the intense emotions of some of the ship's injured; as his eye's glance over the damage report. He pats the console, as if to comfort Atlantis.::
(21:26:15) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: grimaces :: That I couldn't tell you.
(21:27:02) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stares back at the viewer, having to make a decision ::
(21:27:31) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: begins to stir within her armor on the floor next to Randen ::
(21:27:36) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: keeps in position near the Atlantis, wondering what their next move will be ::
(21:28:26) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: We have no choice but to attack, then, to support our surface team.
(21:29:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: sees a bit of movement from Kuari and is glad to see her conscious. :: TAC: Randen! How's she doing? Can you get her a littl farther away from that bloody door?
(21:29:33) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: nods :: Understood.
(21:30:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: working at her console, moves even faster when she hears Kate planning an attack ::
(21:31:30) CO_Capt_Harper: :: hates this part of the job, but presses forward :: *Sharks* Sharks, Fir- Atlantis Actual. Proceed with attack on the station, targeting weapon systems with intent to disable.
(21:32:30) TAC_1LT_Randen: @ :: Does the Vulcan salute to Kuari. :: SEC: How many fingers am I holding up?
(21:33:13) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: checks her weapons status to ensure that she has enough torpedoes left :: *Atlantis* Atlantis Actual, Sehlat. Acknowledged, we will begin our attack run shortly.
(21:33:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sends detailed scans of the weapons system information to the Sharks, and sits back with a small sigh ::
(21:33:42) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Rebroadcast our surrender demand.
(21:34:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Is McKnight's ship still jamming communications in this area? Is it possible they haven't gotten our messages?
(21:34:59) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ TAC: :: turns her head, no one able to see her eyes through her helmet :: Erm...five? Unless you've just become Rucaran...
(21:35:14) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Only subspace comms are being jammed. They are hearing us.
(21:35:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gives a defeated nod and rebroadcasts the surrender demand ::
(21:36:09) TAC_1LT_Randen: @ CTO: She's alright. :: Helps Kuari up enough to move her back away from the door. ::
(21:37:39) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: 31 are not particularly fond of surrender, captain.
(21:38:57) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: receives the detailed scans and appreciates the efficiency of whoever sent them, then selects her target and moves in for firing position ::
(21:39:24) MED_Ens_Morsby: "Sets an injured crewmember's broken arm::
(21:39:25) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: gets her feet under her, attempting to shake off the headache, and looks around ::
(21:39:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Still no reply, Captain.
(21:39:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: They have many secrets, that they are willing to die for.
(21:39:55) CO_Capt_Harper: ENG: So it would seem. CSO: How many lifesigns aboard?
(21:40:00) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: selects a target and prepares to fire, making sure that it won't be able to get a hit in while she destroys it. ::
(21:41:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: blinks down at er monitor :: CO: Captain! Lifesign counts are RAPIDLY decreasing aboard the station!
(21:42:56) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks to Lexy, then Vallero :: CSO: Scan the surface facility.
(21:43:18) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: opens up her weapons, phaser fire ripping into the lower starboard weapons array ::
(21:43:22) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: looks towards Wright, wondering if the ground team is doing very well or...very poorly ::
(21:43:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: scans the surface facility, confused for a moment and then realizing what's happening ::
(21:44:18) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The station isn't firing at the Sharks as they approach, nor at Atlantis as we come into range.
(21:46:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ AT: We don't have time to wait for their welcoming party. Attack Formation Delta Five. Make sure you cover Kuari and Randen. We're going in, and I have no idea how well they're armed. Expect weapons that we've either only heard rumors and conspiracies about, and probably things you haven't even imagined before. On my mark.
(21:46:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: surface lifesign count is increasing just as rapidly.
(21:47:21) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ CTO: I can do this, sir. I'm ready. :: adjusts her stance in preparation to advance ::
(21:47:48) CO_Capt_Harper: :: pulls Atlantis sharply upward :: *Sharks* Retreat! Get away from that station!
(21:48:03) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: *Sehlat* Does this seem too easy?
(21:48:26) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: blasts her target away and moves to target another weapons array :: *Atlantis* Copy. *Sharks* It is indeed too easy. Pull away, now.
(21:48:29) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: thinks to himself, what the hell? while he's gripping his seat ::
(21:48:53) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Holds onto his console, very tightly.::
(21:49:02) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: hears the order and performs an immediate flip turn, zipping away from the station ::
(21:49:51) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: flips the fighter and guns it away from the station ::
(21:49:55) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CSO: They must be fooling our scanners.
(21:50:38) CO_Capt_Harper: :: wrenches the giant ship around the other way, against the protests of the inertial dampeners :: XO: Would they destroy the station to trap us?
(21:50:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: plants her feet firmly on the floor, startled :: XO: ...Sir?
(21:51:00) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CSO: Can you explain your readings any other way?
(21:51:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: Do you know something about my readings that I don't? I have no evidence that they are not accurate...
(21:51:58) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: I really can't say, Captain. My clearance only went so high. There's a hell of a lot more I don't know than what I do.
(21:52:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ SEC: You sure you're good? Join your team.
(21:52:49) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CSO: What else would account for lifesigns dropping rapidly, then increasing just as quickly? Your guess is as good as mine.
(21:53:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Vallero... pondering his 'clearance' ::
(21:53:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: Personnel on the station beaming down to the surface?
(21:53:48) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The station sits there, receding, with no lifesigns aboard...
(21:53:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: They would. ::Says with absolute certainty.:: Like accountants, they weigh the cost of things, whether it is better in the short or the long run. If it is cost effective... they would.
(21:53:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ AT: My team, follow me. We're going to utilize the opening created by Red and Gold to cover us while we head in to... well, wherever we wind up. Just like ancient American Football!
(21:54:02) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CSO: Did you detect signs of transport activity?
(21:56:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: I picked up none, but it could have been masked. It's the most rational explanation for lifesigns disappearing in one place and reappearing in another.
(21:57:27) TAC_1LT_Randen: @ CTO: What is Ancient American Football?
(21:58:56) CO_Capt_Harper: :: thinks Atlantis to be at a safe distance in case it was a trap, and cancels relative velocity to the station :: CSO: Any lifesigns there now?
(21:59:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Aboard the station? Negative.
(21:59:27) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::gives another patient a painkiller before snappingg their arm back into place::
(22:00:40) CO_Capt_Harper: *Sharks* Form up and stand by.
(22:00:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ TAC: Remind me to take you to a game on the Holodeck when we get back to Atlantis. Attention all troops, ready. Mark.
(22:01:22) SCI_Lt_TLira: *Atlantis* Acknowledged. :: falls into position near the Atlantis, returning to her previous activity of wondering what will happen next ::
(22:01:39) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: reduces velocity and glides into place as the wing coalesces ::
(22:01:59) TAC_1LT_Randen: @ :: Follows the Major's lead, leading his team in. ::
(22:03:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Should I alert the Marines to the additional company, Captain?
(22:03:25) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The Marines face immediate tough opposition upon breaking through the doorway, phaser fire concentrating on them.
(22:03:42) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Yes.
(22:04:07) CO_Capt_Harper: :: eyes the station, wondering if she's been fooled or she avoided a trap ::
(22:04:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks at the viewscreen, and focuses outward, to see if there are any minds out there in the blackness of space that can be read.::
(22:05:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CTO* Major Wolfe, be advised, approximately 50, that's five-zero, additional lifesigns have beamed in near your position. Use extreme caution.
(22:07:54) CO_Capt_Harper: ENG: Lieutenant, can you verify the accuracy of our scanners? Are we being fooled?
(22:08:17) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: finds their teams under heavy fire and looks for shelter where she can ::
(22:08:49) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::His eyes cloud over, as he focuses his mind on the station; whether he can see something the sensors cannot.::
(22:10:38) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The station explodes in an instant, its antimatter containment being allowed to rupture in a destruct mode one, sending out a huge shockwave.
(22:11:45) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sees that and immediately turns Atlantis's bow into the wave :: *Sharks* Get behind Atlantis!
(22:11:59) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Pulls himself back, his eyes returning to normal, as he attempts to brace himself.::
(22:12:25) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: doesn't reply, just books it behind the Atlantis with the other Sharks, hoping that the Atlantis remains whole ::
(22:12:33) CO_Capt_Harper: Bridge: All power to shields, brace for impact!
(22:12:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: watches from the visor viewer of the third marine through the door, watching the first two drop, his view of the fight lasting a few seconds before the marine providing it falls as well. Anger and protective instincts well up as he grabs a :: CSO: Atlantis, I hear you, five zero. I think we're meeting at least half of them right now. :: readies... well, keeps ready his phaser
(22:12:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ ::rifle and makes his way toward the door, knowing what he's about to face. As he turns the corner and out the door, enough marines have passed through to create a wedge three men deep to protect him and his team, enough of them standing :: AT: Forward! :: The team begins making headway as Wolfe scans ahead, keeping his phaser firing forward past his marines. ::
(22:13:25) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Diverts power from non-essential systems to the shields.::
(22:13:25) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: eyes widen in dismay as she moves behind Atlantis with all haste ahead of the shockwave ::
(22:14:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hunches over and covers her head protectively ::
(22:14:32) CO_Capt_Harper: :: grabs onto the helm once she has them locked into meeting the wave head-on ::
(22:14:46) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: Hold on, my dear. ::Whispers to the ship.::
(22:15:08) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The wave hits Atlantis and the poor abused inertial dampeners finally give up, throwing people and things all over the place.
(22:16:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: watches as the marines in front of him are managing to take out two enemies for each of his men that go down :: AT: Well done, boys! Keep it up!
(22:16:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: allows herself to fall, tucking and rolling and still protecting her head ::
(22:17:21) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: manages to stay in his seat, though wondering why he doesn't have a seat belt ::
(22:17:23) CO_Capt_Harper: :: locks her legs around the chair and her arms around the helm, determined not to leave that chair, gritting her teeth ::
(22:17:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: focuses on not getting another concussion, because they're, like, super bad for you ::
(22:18:26) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Manages to stay seated, holding onto a railing on the console, hooking his cane around another and his legs.::
(22:18:27) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The Sharks that got behind Atlantis are spared the brunt of the force.
(22:18:34) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> You're welcome.
(22:18:46) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: can't hold on long enough and is thrown to the floor ::
(22:19:39) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: is very grateful to not be fried to a crisp by the explosion right now ::
(22:20:10) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Atlantis's shields hold, but we're still being tossed about as the wave seems to take hours to pass.
(22:20:39) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: follows Wolfe, keeping her rifle aimed, waiting for an opening to fire ::
(22:21:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Stars shunting power around the systems, to help stabalise the ship and reel the inertial dampeners back in line.::
(22:21:23) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: made it behind Atlantis a split second head of whoever was behind her, and got his tail just barely clipped by the wave and spun crazily away, the pilot apparently unconscious due to G forces and unresponsive but alive ::
(22:21:51) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The wave finally passes, and the violent buffeting ceases.
(22:21:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: I know that hurt. But you need to pull it together, my girl. Just a little longer.
(22:22:07) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: is tossed back under the command seat, where he stays ::
(22:22:18) CO_Capt_Harper: Bridge: Damage report! Everyone OK? :: says it to everyone, but looks at Lexy ::
(22:22:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps his eyes glued to his front marine, Micor, and watches as instead of falling, he is vaporized. The marines to his right fill in the gap. ::
(22:22:53) TAC_1LT_Randen: @ :: Follows Wolfe's lead, returning fire at the opposition. Taking out as may of them as he can. ::
(22:22:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: slowly uncurls from her position as a ball on the floor a couple meters away from her station and looks for Kate ::
(22:23:05) CO_Capt_Harper: :: still seated at the helm ::
(22:23:37) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Suddenly, a new but familiar voice comes in over Wolfe's comm.
(22:23:51) ColDougMcKnight: *CTO* Major! What's your status?
(22:24:51) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: climbs out from under the chairs, feeling bruised, and gets back in his seat to read his chair arm :: CO: Been better, but I'm okay.
(22:25:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Inertial dampeners have for the moment, failed. Minor hull damage, and our shields took a massive hit. She'll be fine.
(22:25:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: stands up and dusts herself off, sees that Kate is okay (and is somewhat amused by her deathgrip on the helm) and looks around to see if anyone else needs assistance before returning to her station ::
(22:26:08) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I will get to work mobilising repairs to those systems. ::Nods.::
(22:26:53) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks around the bridge and despite minor debris being everywhere, like her broken coffee mug, she sees everyone is alright :::
(22:27:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Crew reports no serious injuries, though Sickbay is going to be busy for a while.
(22:27:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ *McKnight* You left me a good team here, McKnight. That said, if you know anyone in this base, I would love to get some assistance. I have lost a third of my force, and it looks like these goons are not using stun settings.
(22:30:34) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Any other threats on the tactical sensors up here?
(22:30:40) ColDougMcKnight: *CTO* Then neither will we. Listen, we're tracking you now. The bad news is, more bad guys are headed your way. I need you to take cover, and hold your ground. Don't worry. The signal to start pushing again will be hard to miss. That work for you?
(22:31:36) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: looks over the console and shakes his head :: CO: I'm not seeing anything other than debris.
(22:34:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ *McKnight* That works for me, Colonel.
(22:34:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ AT: Take cover behind the arches. Something's about to happen. Not exactly sure what. :: steps to the side of the corridor behind an arch himself ::
(22:34:13) CO_Capt_Harper: *Sharks* Sharks, Actual - bravo zulu. I repeat, return home.
(22:34:26) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Has his fingers working away, as he works like a comptroller, passing out assignments to repair problems as he sees them.::
(22:35:33) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: takes cover gratefully behind an arch and can't help but look back at her fallen comrades ::
(22:36:34) SCI_Lt_TLira: *Atlantis* Acknowledged, Atlantis. Returning home. :: points the fighter towards the hangar bay and heads for home ::
(22:37:10) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: follows the wing back to the bay ::
(22:37:16) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> For a minute or two, nothing happens, save that the fire coming in at Wolfe and his team intensifies as the promised Section 31 reinforcements arrive. Then, the right hand wall up ahead explodes violently inward as breaching charges are detonated. A salvo of grenades soon follows, and armored marines come pouring in soon after THAT.
(22:38:56) TAC_1LT_Randen: @ :: Takes cover behind the nearest arch. Looks at the confused looks from the opposition like we knew something they didn't. ::
(22:39:31) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: can't help but groan to herself behind the arch as the explosion exacerbate what she realizes to be a concussion ::
(22:39:39) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: See if you can get an update from the ground on their status.
(22:39:49) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Stand by our reserve Marines to beam down to assist.
(22:40:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CTO* Major, please update your status when you are able.
(22:40:50) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Aye. :: working away at his console ::
(22:42:43) CO_Capt_Harper: :: just then gets a chance to check in on the navigation and propulsion systems ::
(22:42:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: is quite pleased to see that McKnight's team has appeared behind the majority of their assailants :: *CSO: McKnight has arrived across the enemy line. We have them surrounded and will have the situation in hand shortly :: begins taking shots when they open up now, instead of the blind shooting from before ::
(22:43:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ AT: Find targets and fire.
(22:43:44) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: sets her fighter down in the hangar bay and sits there for a long moment ::
(22:43:48) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Amidst the reinforcements is a seven foot figure, clad in what, were it not for the display lights and an improbably large hip slung phaser cannon, might well resemble a gigantic Medieval Knight, grey and visored. That gigantic cannon proceeds to begin blasting a path up ahead of the fighting, where yet more defenders attempt to join the fray.
(22:44:22) ColDougMcKnight: CTO> You figured out my signal! Glad to see I didn't make it too subtle!
(22:45:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Major Wolfe reports that McKnight's forces have recently joined his and they are pressing the offensive, Captain.
(22:45:16) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: peeks out from the arch along the floor and levels her rifle, attempting to clear her head and pick targets ::
(22:46:20) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Marine reinforcements standing by on transporter pads two and three.
(22:46:53) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Understood. XO: Send them in.
(22:48:44) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: makes a tactical call and selects a beam down location where reinforcements are most needed, then orders the transport ::
(22:49:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ *McKnight* It couldn't have been much more clearer. A nice change from losing men today.
(22:50:59) XO_Cdr_Vallero: ACTION> A gap in the fray is now nicely filled with fresh marines.
(22:51:32) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The reinforcements from both McKnight's forces and Atlantis's Marines begin to overwhelm the defenders.
(22:52:57) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Enough people have been assigned to the damaged systems like the inertial dampeners now, so starts focusing on recharging the shields, using any run off power that can be spared; in case any unwanted company shows up.::
(22:53:15) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: after landing her fighter, takes a moment to compose herself before popping open the canopy and hoisting herself out of the cockpit ::
(22:54:59) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: opens the canopy and climbs out of the cockpit and to the deck, removing her helmet to shift a few stray hairs back into place where they belong :: Sharks: I believe that went well, considering the circumstances.
(22:55:34) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: advances from her position as resistance falters, going on the offensive ::
(22:55:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ AT: Move! :: begins leading the team forward, not losing any more of his marines, taking out all in the corridor, and finally meeting up with the machine. ::
(22:55:47) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: I think it's over now. Atleast for the moment, get a breather; the captain will need you back at full strength soon enough. ::Pats the console.::
(22:55:56) ColDougMcKnight: :: Takes a moment, hidden behind his reinforced helmet, to wonder if this is Wolfe's first time in a really messy scrap like this. He'll need to speak with him afterward. But first, they need to finish up here. :::
(22:55:57) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:55:58) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:55:58) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM